Apply for SPES!

The Special Program for Employment of Students is DOLE’s youth employment-bridging program which aims to provide temporary employment to poor but deserving students, out-of-school youth, and dependents of displaced or would-be displaced workers during summer and/or Christmas vacation or any time of the year to augment the family’s income to help ensure that beneficiaries are able to pursue their education.


1. Students or out-of-school youth (OSY) at least 15 but not more than 30 years of age

2. Combined net income after tax of parents, including his/her own, if any, does not exceed the regional poverty threshold

3. Students must have obtained a passing general weighted average (GWA)

4. OSY must be certified by the local Social Welfare and Development Office (SWDO) or Barangay Chairman as OSY